Saudi’s give UN $20M to fund worldwide textbook rewrites

Sharia keeps on creepin, creepin, creepin, into your kids books. via UN agency funded with Saudi money wants to edit worldwide textbooks | Fox News.

The UN agency that promotes education wants a say in how future textbooks are written, and Saudi Arabia — a nation whose own school books have been criticized for promoting hatred of Christians and Jews — is helping to bankroll the effort.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is currently working with member states to revise its strategy for the publication of textbooks and learning materials. According to UNESCO’s website, experts from 21 countries met in Paris last month at a meeting financed by a $29,000 Saudi donation and focused in part on “ways to ensure that content aimed at students systematically reflects cultural and religious diversity, and avoids gender stereotypes.”

Then, last week, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah cut a $20 million check to UNESCO’s emergency fund.

Critics warn that the funding will come at a price, and predict the Saudis will want input into what goes into rewritten textbooks.

“Saudi textbooks are extremely hateful and full of xenophobic texts,” said Ali AlAhmed, author of the upcoming book “Saudi School Books: Objective Education or Extremist Indoctrination?” and director of the Gulf Institute in Washington, D.C.

According to AlAhmed, the Saudi funding “shows how xenophobic governments like [that of] the Saudis are able to buy influence.” He said UNESCO was betraying its mandate to uphold “value and standards of education and tolerance” as he warned UNESCO and the UN system as a whole were “susceptible to financial buyouts from countries like Saudi Arabia.”

Drawing from research in his upcoming book, which assessed Saudi school textbooks for the last academic year, AlAhmed gave examples of what Saudi children are taught. He said a guidebook says first-grade teachers should tell students that:

“Adhering to Islam is the only path to enter heaven, and escape hellfire.”

“It is from Islam to love Muslims, and to hate the unbelievers and not to imitate them.”

“Examples of false religions [include] Judaism, Christianity.”

AlAhmed says a ninth-grade book teaches that, “The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers. He says an 11th-grade book states, “The cursed are: The Christians and all those who have erred from the true path, and worshipped God with other than his orders.”

While the Saudi Embassy press spokesperson in Washington D.C. failed to respond to a request for comment, a UNESCO official signaled that the financial support of members was welcomed.

“Each country has the ultimate responsibility for the content of its national textbooks,” said Qian Tang, UNESCO’s assistant director general for education. “UNESCO’s aim is to encourage and support those responsible (in ministries of education) for the writing and production of textbooks to reflect on how textbook content should promote respect and tolerance for diversity and eliminate all forms of negative stereotypes. “

Tang said “member states’ engagement in this important area of work is welcomed by UNESCO, as is their financial contribution.”

“Opening up dialogue and producing resources that support countries to reflect on the role of textbooks in the learning environment, not only in relation to subject ‘facts’ but also in relation to tolerance, non-discrimination and social cohesion, is an important means of promoting peace and tolerance,” Tang added.

But Brooke Goldstein, director of The Lawfare Project, a non-profit legal think tank based in New York, challenged that position.

“Posturing as though Saudi Arabia’s contribution to UNESCO is somehow going to better reflect cultural and religious diversity and avoid gender stereotypes is an outright lie,” Goldstein said. “By working with Saudi Arabia to revise its children’s curriculum, UNESCO is not only legitimizing the Kingdom’s hate-education system, but abetting the premeditated murder of innocent Muslim children and fomenting educational conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism.”

Goldstein added, “It should be no surprise, but is nonetheless of utmost concern, that the Saudis are actively working to influence UNESCO’s education curriculum.”

 

14 Responses

  1. I can tell you where this is leading. They can stop printing the Holy Bibles this has to be stopped. These savage Barbarians are not
    Royalty of any kind. The only Princes or Kings they have are at
    the foot of Satan.

    7th Century savage scum. Hell spawn who must be anialated

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  3. isn’t each state in our union responsible for the selection of text books for the school districts they control? if so, they should reject any/all moves to foist the islamic propaganda on our american students. will they just waffle & allow our students to be indoctrinated b/c, #1 they are greedy for the funding $cash$ offered or, #2 b/c they are so caught up & wallowing in their PC that they are fearful to take a stand against the ‘muslimes’? in either case, they would do a severe disservice to the students.

    • do you know who is on your local school board? remember the Muslim Brotherhood’s goal is to infiltrate at all levels including local elections and they have done so at the local, state and federal level…search our archives for ‘text books’ or similar terms as there are dozens of posts detailing the who/what/where – this has been going on for decades and many text books have already been rewritten to whitewash Islam and sharia and denigrate other faiths

    • American history is being slowly and systematically eliminated and altered;anything American must be slowly changed from the current generations to emerging generations who are in school EVERY DAY in order t be indoctrinated by said ALTERED HISTORY BOOKS.THE UNITED NATIONS IS THE CLEARING HOUSE FOR ALL FORMS OF BABYLON BEING IMPLEMENTED INTO WESTERN CULTURE.THINK ABOUT HOW THE WEST WILL LOOK IN 20 YEARS WHEN THE CURRENT GENERATION OF 10 YEAR OLDS COME OF AGE AND ASSUME POWER IN EVERY VENUE OF DECISION MAKING.YOU ARE LOOKING AT A BRUTAL POLICE STATE…..PART SHARIA—PART STASI OR HOMELAND SECURITY………..THEY ARE ONE AND THE SAME.MAYBE A SMALL COMET CAN CHANGE THEIR PLANS.ALSO TURNING MECCA INTO A BACON FACTORY MIGHT HELP.

  4. WAHABISM IS ALL OVER AMERICA, thanks to the KISSENGER DEAL WITH SAUDI ARABIA NUT JOB LEADERS. They also are pushing the building of MOSQUES here for the COMING OF THE JIHAD HERE IN AMERICA. MAKE NO MISTAKE, the ISLAMIC SLIME is slowly creeping into every part of our GOVT’S and lives. Lets MARK TODAY AS THE STARTING POINT TO STOP THIS CRUD. STOP ALL IMMIGRATION OF MUSLIMS INTO THE U S A. We have more than enough of these CAMEL DRIVERS. LOCK AND LOAD.

  5. “”Each country has the ultimate responsibility for the content of its national textbooks,” said Qian Tang, UNESCO’s assistant director general for education. “UNESCO’s aim is to encourage and support those responsible (in ministries of education) for the writing and production of textbooks to reflect on how textbook content should promote respect and tolerance for diversity and eliminate all forms of negative stereotypes.””

    How is this promoting tolerance and elimination of all forms of negative stereotypes when they are starting out at 1st grade telling kids

    ””“Adhering to Islam is the only path to enter heaven, and escape hellfire.”
    “It is from Islam to love Muslims, and to hate the unbelievers and not to imitate them.”
    “Examples of false religions [include] Judaism, Christianity.”

    And then to top it all off
    ””“The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers.””

    It sounds like they better put their money back in their pockets and keep it in their own pockets. I would not be surprised though if it hasn’t already infiltrated our books here in the states. I believe I read somewhere on this site that they had American books with them discovering the USA, not Christopher Columbus.

    I have heard also that the NY school system is to start teaching Arabic, some places say it is mandatory, but oops they said “Oh no, it’s not mandatory, it only if they want too”. How long do you think it will be before it will be declared mandatory. Frankly I would want no kids of mine, esp girls, to be anywhere near any of their countries. They need to stick to teaching Spanish, or French or even German and be done with it.

    • The Jews and Christians are the believers, as most of us know, while to profess to follow the murderous bullying cult of islam, makes a person-at least in my eyes-certifiably mad. No, of course they didn’t discover America–nor did Columbus; he didn’t get to the mainland, but the Vikings did.

  6. We have this here in America. Our Pols have sold our country for the 30 pieces of silver. Good by democracy–hello Islam. At 80 years old the only joy I have left is the knowledge that those who sold us out will burn in Hell!!!

  7. Peace?? There has never in the history of man been peace!! It is a utopia that does not nor ever will exist!! Well, maybe when Christ returns. I hope and pray.

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